TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A group of Afghan lawmakers voiced concern about deteriorating security in their country, blaming neighboring Pakistan for facilitating the deployment of some 8,000 members of the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group to northern parts of Afghanistan.
Head of Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) Masoum Istanikzai attended a session of the Lower House of Parliament on Saturday to provide an explanation for the new wave of insecurity in the country, Ariana News reported.
“The situation is deteriorating in Afghanistan and no effective operation has been conducted against the Daesh group. The group is trying to reach Logar through Nangarhar. The government just launches operations against Taliban not the Daesh,” MP Zaher Qadir deplored.
In separate comments, Kobra Mostafavi, a lawmaker representing Kabul, said around 8,000 members of Daesh have been deployed to northern parts of Afghanistan through Pakistan.
Since the fall of the terrorist group’s self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria and Ira, there have been concerns that Daesh militants would pour into Afghanistan.
Daesh first arrived in South Asia in 2014, using the group’s substantial funds and weak local governments to cooperate with top members of the Pakistani Taliban and disaffected members of the Afghan Taliban.